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GMC Statement: The GMC responds to the special report in the BMJ on regulating doctors’ financial and commercial interests

29 January 2015

Our guidance states that doctors 'must not allow any interests you have to affect the way you prescribe for, treat, refer or commission services for patients'.

GMC Statement: GMC welcomes Government’s response to legal reform of health regulation

29 January 2015

The General Medical Council (GMC) welcomes the Government’s response, announced today, to the Law Commissions of the UK’s draft legislation governing the way in which the health and social care professions in the UK are regulated.

Press Release: New standards put patient safety at the heart of medical education and training

28 January 2015

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today launched a consultation on new standards which, for the first time, will create a single set of standards for organisations delivering medical education and training across the UK.

GMC Statement: GMC responds to RCS cosmetic surgery proposals

23 January 2015

GMC responds to RCS proposals to create stronger protections for patients having cosmetic surgery

Web News: The Hooper Review - update

22 January 2015

Sir Anthony Hooper’s review, which the GMC commissioned to consider how it deals with doctors who raise concerns in the public interest, is still ongoing.

GMC Statement: GMC statement in response to the Health Select Committee report on complaints and raising concerns

21 January 2015

Responding to the Health Select Committee report on complaints and raising concerns, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Friday 23 January and Saturday 24 January

19 January 2015

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

Web News: Ethnicity of doctors who died while under GMC investigation

15 January 2015

In December 2014, we published an independent review into cases where doctors had committed suicide, or died of a suspected suicide, while under a fitness to practise investigation.

GMC Statement: General Medical Council supports Memorandum on conversion therapy in the UK

15 January 2015

The GMC has shown its support for a new Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy.

Press Release: New Council member appointed

23 December 2014

Julian Lee has been appointed by the Privy Council as a new lay member of the General Medical Council. He replaces Hamish Wilson who retires from the Council at the end of this year, following six years of distinguished service.